Healthy Homes Hearing

 

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

 

New Orleanians are paying far more than we can afford in rent, and too often we’re not getting what we pay for. One tenant Southeast Louisiana Legal Services assisted is a mother whose daughter fell through their termite-infested floor. Thousands of other families deal with mold, leaks, rats, and other hazards in their homes on a daily basis, with no way to hold their slumlords accountable.

After years of advocacy, City Council hearings, and countless stories in the press, the New Orleans City Council recently introduced an ordinance to improve these conditions. It would set up a system for receiving complaints and require periodic inspections of rental homes.

The first hearing for this ordinance is January 18th at 2pm at the City Council Community Development Committee.

It’s critical to have a strong presence at the meeting to ensure Council knows that all renters deserve safe and healthy homes because no one deserves to live in a home that makes them sick. We hope to see you there.

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About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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